Orrite. Apology gladly accepted. Cool stuff. Now then...
Let's cut to the chase - I assume you are refering to the large Lebanese presence within the club and its fans. That's the first thing. The second is that I acknowledge my original statement seems sweeping - and it is; unfortunately within the confines of this thread is it not practicable for either of us to go trawling for reams of data. Obviously, there are good and bad supporters for each club, and Cantervury is no different.
I do seem to think that the Bulldogs, whilst not alone in controversy, do have rather a lot of it. I would also stand by my comments regarding their fans to the extent that the Hill at Belmore seems to get itself on the evening news rather more often than spectator areas at other grounds.
The key question of course is how this malaise relates to the Lebanese community. This is a tricky one. Is there a racial aspect to the problem? Well, anything is possible, but I tend to doubt it. There is no "lobbing rocks at camera crews" gene intrinsic to any section of the human race, as far as I know. Is it cultural? Well, now we might be on to something. more to the point, is it to do with a clash of cultures? Well, quite possibly. The Lebanese community, like the Vietnamese community and others has a problem with young men trying to find where they belong. This affects the young men themselves much worse than anybody else - so they need our help. As far as I can tell, that assistance is not forthcoming from the Canterbury Club. They are starting to pull their fingers out now, but it's late. That particular club had a lack of discipline throughout the 90s and into this decade which has come back to bite them on the bum. From a racial/cultural viewpoint, it should be said that the club is primarily run by white Anglo-saxons, as far as I'm aware. They have failed the community.
(Canterbury-Bankstown resident 1991 - 2004. Former Dogs Supporter)